Learn the Key Principles of Quantum Biology This June
The Quantum Biology Summit is coming up June 17-18
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein
How is your health determined at the smallest scales of energy and matter? We live our lives in a world that is observable thanks only to energy and information that are constantly being interpreted by our sense organs - smell, sight, sound, taste, and touch.
All of our senses fundamentally operate on a quantum level. Life truly rests upon quantum foundations, and so it is important when considering questions of medicine to take into account the quantum nature of our minds, bodies, and, perhaps, souls.
This has given rise to an interest in what might be called, "quantum medicine," a topic on which there is a summit coming up June 17 - 19. You can sign up to see my friend Jim Laird and I talk about, "Key Principles of Quantum Health."
What mediates all of these senses? Of the four fundamental forces of life (strong and weak nuclear, electromagnetic, and gravitational), one stands out as most important - the electromagnetic force. Photons (packets of electromagnetic energy) of light control the release of hormones and neurotransmitters like melatonin, dopamine, and thyroid hormone, just to name a few.
How does this happen? When photons are absorbed by the skin, their electromagnetic force works on neurons to activate your senses and change the chemicals within you. When infrared light from the sun hits your skin, it warms it, activating your temperature sensation. When blue light hits your eye, it generates an electrical signal via your retina to the rest of your brain signaling that it is daytime. When ultraviolet-B light hits your skin, it can trigger the chemical transformation of 7-dehydrocholesterol into vitamin D. It also triggers the release of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone, which triggers in turn a wide array of reactions throughout your body, one of which includes the production of melanin. This causes you to "tan."
All of these reactions take place on a quantum level, but their manifestations are abundantly apparent in our lives. Low vitamin D is strongly associated with virtually all modern diseases. Sun avoidance is linked to premature death. I could go on, but the point is not how healing light is - it is that all of these reactions are taking place at a quantum level.
The word "quantum" gets thrown around casually by marketers to take advantage of people who find the quantum world fascinating, but who often lack the technical background to understand the validity of therapeutic claims that are being piggy-backed upon this enticing and intriguing concept. In other words, "quantum" gets slapped on products from one side of the internet to the other to take advantage of the genius of men like Einstein, who humbly professed a great ignorance of how quantum mechanics truly work.
“Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.”- Niels Bohr
"Nobody understands quantum mechanics."- Richard Feynman
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned." - Richard Feynman
Most doctors persist in ignorance of the glorious symphony of quantum mechanical interactions that underlie their every therapeutic intervention. They do not seem to appreciate how remarkable it is that a photon, traveling to earth from the sun, can trigger a transformation of matter within our bodies that can make the difference between life and death.
In the end, our health and disease do come down to the quantum mechanical world. Cancers, blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, autoimmune diseases, allergies - the long list of modern diseases that now claim the majority of deaths - all, fundamentally, come down to quantum mechanical interactions. A free radical finally mutates a base-pair of DNA, giving rise to a malignant cancer. A free radical triggers the clotting cascade, leading to a blood clot in the brain (a stroke) or heart (heart attack). An immune cell that attacks your own tissues (autoimmunity) evades destruction by the controlling arms of your immune system, giving rise to an autoimmune disease. Never is this process limited to a single reaction, but a single reaction eventually tips life over into disease and, ultimately, death.
Keeping yourself as far from that tipping point as possible is the game of life and death, and helping people understand how to play this game is what we call the practice of medicine.
"Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein
Sign up for the Quantum Health Summit to look deep into nature with Jim Laird and I, so that you can understand your health and well-being at the smallest scales of energy and matter.